In the last 18 months I have hired two part time paralegals and a full time secretary with David’s help. All three fit perfectly into the position for which they were hired. David Mohr IS what legal staffing in Louisville is all about!  


Sally Whalin, Landrum & Shouse office manager

The Louisville Bar Association Placement Service matches area law firms seeking qualified attorneys and legal support staff with the appropriate employees. The service refers attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, receptionists and other legal support staff for full and part-time employment.

Placement Director David Mohr is well versed in the legal market with 14 years of legal staffing experience, in addition to 10 years of prior paralegal experience. As an active member of the Louisville Association of Paralegals, Legal Secretaries of Louisville and the Association of Legal Administrators, David has the knowledge to connect you with the right individual or firm.

If you are interested in obtaining a career through our service, or are in need of a lawyer or legal support candidate, we can help you! Click through the tabs below for information relevant to your interests, including available job opportunities and details on how we can help you through your next candidate search.


Thank you for considering the LBA's Placement Service for assistance in your candidate search. All of our candidates are pre-screened personally by our placement director. The screening process includes a personal interview, education and bar standing verification, testing where applicable and reference checks. Should a candidate not appear to be a good recommendation, he or she will not be submitted to our clients.

The process by which we perform the candidate search goes as follows:

  1. Those interested should e-mail a job description, including work hours, salary, benefits offered, a brief description of job duties, and experience and education level desired of the candidates to Placement Director David Mohr at
  2. David will then search his database of candidates for those who fill the specified requirements and are actively seeking employment. He will also advertise and recruit for the position.
  3. Once he has found a suitable group of candidates (i.e., only those who appear to meet the qualifications needed to perform the job), David will submit, to you, the resumes of those individuals.
  4. If you choose to hire a candidate unassociated with the LBA Placement Service, you owe nothing. If you do hire a candidate provided by the LBA, we will generate an invoice for the placement after verifying he or she is performing well as an employee of your firm. Should that candidate not work out for any reason within 45 days of placement, we will restart the recruiting and interview efforts to replace that candidate at no extra charge.
  5. Please feel free to contact David for more information regarding the placement fee, which is MUCH lower than other staffing firms—and LBA members receive a 50 percent discount!

Thank you for considering the LBA’s Placement Service to assist you in your job search! We work with a variety of firms, know the local legal market well, and are well versed on the needs of Louisville area firms. We can also provide tips on interviewing and perfecting your resume.

We know it is a difficult time to find work right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, we have compiled a list of tips to help you with your job hunt during this uncertain time.

CLICK HERE to view a list of available job opportunities! For consideration, interested individuals should e-mail a resume—as an attached MS Word document—and request for additional information to Placement Director David Mohr at

The Louisville Bar Association is currently looking to fill the following positions:

LEGAL ASSISTANT – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a well-established downtown law office that is looking for a medical negligence and personal injury legal assistant for one of its attorneys. Applicant must possess minimum of 1-2 years litigation experience and should be familiar with e-filing in both state and federal courts. A knowledge of Indiana law is beneficial but not a requirement. Applicant must be detail oriented, a self-starter, organized, multi-tasker and used to a fast-paced environment. Applicant should be familiar or have knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe, PDF Pro Office and basic knowledge of copiers and dictation equipment. Job Type: Full-time; Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Working Remote from home is not an option at this time. Discretionary bonus at end of year & Free Parking.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a boutique defense litigation law firm located in downtown Louisville that is looking to hire a highly-motivated associate attorney to join its medical negligence defense team. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent skills in legal writing, analysis, organization and self-management, committed work ethic, experience in taking depositions and arguing motions, attention to detail, and client relations skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 to 3 years of experience. Work hours:  Billable expectation – 1600 hours. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

LEGAL ASSISTANT – Established defense litigation law firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking a full-time Legal Assistant. A minimum of 2-3 years legal experience is preferred. Civil litigation experience is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and have a proactive work ethic. Proficiency in Word, Microsoft Outlook, good typing speed with digital transcription experience required. Other duties include, but are not limited to, typing, formatting, editing and finalizing legal documents, making travel arrangements, scanning, interfacing with clients, file and calendar maintenance, scheduling, filing and general secretarial duties as assigned. Competitive pay and a professional work environment are offered. We are an equal opportunity employer. Hours for this position are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

PARALEGAL – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a downtown litigation defense firm that is seeking a full-time paralegal with at least 1 – 2 years’ experience in Healthcare, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury litigation.  The ability to work in a group setting, share responsibilities with other paralegals and excellent organizational and writing skills are necessary for the position.  Pay is based on experience, plus benefits.

PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT – Small Plaintiff’s practice, (Personal Injury, Med. Malpractice and Legal Malpractice), located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking to hire a full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant to support its busy practice. Position requires a high degree of responsibility, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to organize a wide variety of information and documents.  Candidates should have paralegal/legal assistant experience and be comfortable typing and operating office equipment. Above all else, the ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and a self-starter who has a passion for the law and helping the people who need it most. Salary based on experience, plus benefits.

LEGAL OFFICE MANAGER – The LBA Placement Service is currently working with a medium size law office located in downtown Louisville that is seeking to hire a full-time Office Manager with; common sense, patience, self-motivated, hard-working, team player, experience with attorneys, and some experience with Bookkeeping. Legal Office Management experience is a plus, but willing to train the right candidate.  Full time in office, benefits, etc. Pay will depend on experience.

RECEPTIONIST – Small, but busy, law office seeks receptionist for a full-time on-site position. Busy multi-line phones, routing calls, taking messages, screenings, answering basic questions, greeting clients, processing mail, very light filing, other duties as needed. Dress is business casual. Ideal candidate must be organized, self-starter, able to multi-task, punctual, reliable, with excellent phone and computer skills. Hours: M-F 8-5. Pay: Based on Candidate. Benefits includes health insurance and paid time off.

CRIMINAL INTAKE CLERK - The LBA is currently working with a criminal defense office that needs assistance in their intake department. Candidate will be assisting with the initial write up of the cases, data entry and records retention duties. Must have attention to detail, good penmanship and be dependable. Great entry-level position for someone looking to get a start in legal. Starting pay is around $30,000, plus full benefits are offered including; health, dental, retirement plan and paid time off. The hours are 8:15 to 4:30, Mon-Fri.

FORECLOSURE PARALEGAL – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a well-established foreclosure law firm located on the east side of Louisville that’s in need of a full-time person to help with their practice. Candidate will perform Paralegal duties to work an account from start through finish of Foreclosure process. The firm is willing to train, so no specific experience needed other than a legal education and strong work ethic, but if you have such experience it would be preferred. Pay is based on experience, plus full benefits.


Please email your resume in confidence to David Mohr,, if you are interested.  Louisville Bar Assoc., 600 W. Main St., Louisville KY 40202, (502) 583-5314